lucy24 - 6:21 pm on May 25, 2013 (gmt 0)
Where I come from, "inscribe" means carve in stone. Unless your brush has been sitting in dried paint for a very, very long time, you are not going to be able to do much inscribing (scratching, engraving, etc) with it. Written text-- whether by brush, stylus, reed/quill* or some other mechanism-- is something entirely different.
Besides, the earliest printed books used letterforms that replicated those produced by handwriting using a nibbed instrument. (This description applies to both italic and blackletter/fraktur.) "Roman" fonts came along many decades later.
* i.e. anything hollow.